NEW BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION OF THE LONG RIDERS

A new Blu-ray special edition of The Long Riders (1980) has been released by Kino Lorber. The 4K restoration is contained in a two-disc set that also features new interviews with actors from the film, director Walter Hill, and soundtrack composer Ry Cooder. The advantage of Blu-ray technology is to allow a high-definition viewing experience,… Read More NEW BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION OF THE LONG RIDERS

RAILSWESTERN.COM – NEW SITE FOR PASSENGER RAIL

Launched on September 1st, 2017, Railswestern.com is the successor website to Westernsreboot.com. This re-branding reflects a shift by this writer toward increased rail-related content and passenger rail advocacy in North America. The geographic focus of such will be westward from the Northern Ontario (Canada) and the US Midwest. For the Western fan, select Western genre… Read More RAILSWESTERN.COM – NEW SITE FOR PASSENGER RAIL

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID TOP UK HISTORY CHANNEL POLL

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the famous 1969 Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, has been named the “most iconic Western of all time” in a new poll. The survey, conducted by the UK’s HISTORY Channel to mark its launch of Redford’s docu-drama series The West, saw the Newman-Redford film win almost half… Read More BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID TOP UK HISTORY CHANNEL POLL

ROBERT REDFORD’S AMERICAN WEST SERIES DEBUTS IN UK

The acclaimed docu-drama series, The American West (2016), will have its UK debut June 27th on that nation’s HISTORY channel. The eight-hour eight-part series focuses upon the years 1865 to 1890 in the American West, exploring lesser-known stories of such icons as Billy the Kid, Sitting Bull, Jesse James, Crazy Horse, and Wyatt Earp. The… Read More ROBERT REDFORD’S AMERICAN WEST SERIES DEBUTS IN UK

NEW BOOK ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAIN TO BE RELEASED

A new book is set to look at the famous cross-country train, the California Zephyr. In its current incarnation with Amtrak, the passenger train runs once a day (each way) between Chicago, Illinois, and Emeryville, California, a distance of over 2,400 miles. John Kelly’s The California Zephyr: An Entertaining History of America’s Most Celebrated Train… Read More NEW BOOK ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAIN TO BE RELEASED

HELL ON WHEELS COLLECTOR’S SET NOW AVAILABLE

A new collector’s set for fans of AMC’s Hell on Wheels (2011-2016) is now available. Released today (May 30th), Hell on Wheels: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set with Soundtrack offers not only every episode of the series but also contains a number of items designed to give context to the Western railroad drama. The… Read More HELL ON WHEELS COLLECTOR’S SET NOW AVAILABLE